Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Prof Charles Soludo on Saturday received a chieftaincy title of “Dike Udo Isuofia” which means strong man of peace in Isuofia, Anambra State.
He was conferred with the title by the traditional rulers of the six communities of Isuofia clan at the community’s New Yam Festival in Aguata Local Government Area held at Isuofia Civic Center.
Soludo is the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 poll in Anambra.
Elated by the recognition, Soludo said that what Isuofia people did was opposite of a popular saying that a prophet was with honour except in his community.
“I must first thank God, Gov. Willie Obiano and his wife Ebelechukwu, the six communities that make up Isuofia and numerous diginatires that gathered here for today’s New Yam Festival.
“My people have demonstrated that I have honour and this is in addition to the honour the leader and entire membership our party, APGA, accorded me by electing me the governorship candidate for the November 6 poll.
“My promise is that I will not fail you and the state, but all my appeal today is that every body must support this governorship project by ensuring that we get our INEC voters cards,” he said.
Earlier in a welcome address, president general of Isuofia People’s Assembly Jude Okeke said the community used this year’s New Yam Festival to bestow honour on Soludo due to his roles in resolving crisis that had adversely affected the town.
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano said that Soludo was the best person to succeed him as the next governor of the state.